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The Center for Foot Disorders at St. Louis Children’s Hospital provides care for all forms of foot deformities — whether a child is born with one (congenital) or develops one later.

When clinicians are able to detect — and treat — foot problems early, we can often minimize the effects they have later in life.

While most foot disorders are not serious, some may require surgery and/or a prolonged period of treatment. The good news: many foot disorders — including clubfoot and vertical talus — can be successfully corrected using precise processes.

Our team will recommend the best course of treatment based on your child's specific needs.

Why Choose the Center for Foot Disorders?

We treat the full range of foot disorders and deformities, including talus coalition and arch problems such as flatfeet or cavus foot. Our team has pioneered therapies for treating clubfoot and vertical talus, such as the Dobbs dynamic clubfoot bar, that enable more children to completely overcome their foot deformity.

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Stories

Ashton and Wyatt's Vertical Talus

When a prenatal ultrasound revealed that Sara and Aaron Trombley's unborn son had congenital vertical talus, they already knew where they would go. Just 18 months earlier, their firstborn son, Ashton, was born with the same foot deformity.

We offer world-class care to children thanks in part to generous gifts from hundreds of people who have joined us as Guardians of Childhood. This philanthropic support enabled us to fulfill our mission to do what's right for kids. Join us in making health care better for all children.

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